Khulna, Bangladesh: Bangladesh remained patient in reaching tea at 150-2 off 59 overs against Pakistan in the first cricket test on Tuesday.
Opener Imrul Kayes made a steady 51 and was the only wicket to fall in the second session on a placid Sheikh Abu Naser Stadium pitch, against disciplined Pakistan bowling.
At the crease were Mominul Haque on 35 and Mahmudullah on 31.
Kayes and Tamim Iqbal shared a watchful 52 runs in a 27-over opening stand, after Bangladesh won the toss.
Pakistan generated some genuine chances.
Kayes offered an easy catch off left-arm spinner Zulfiqar Babar, but Yasir Shah failed to take the catch and the ball eventually crossed the boundary rope for a four.
Tamim was on 16 when he edged a seemingly simple catch to backward short leg, which Mohammad Hafeez failed to grip.
Shah made the breakthrough with the wicket of Tamim, who struck three fours in his 74-ball knock for 25.
Bangladesh paced the innings better after lunch, with Kayes and Mominul playing some confident shots around the wicket.
After Kayes reached his second test half-century, Hafeez dismissed him for his first wicket with his remodeled action.
Kayes hit six fours in his 51 off 130 balls.
Haque and Mahmudullah kept up the rhythm, foiling the relentless Pakistan attack. Hafeez and Shah took one wicket apiece.